Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake – Football Match Report – November 23, 2021

Justen Glad scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of a penalty shootout on Tuesday as Real Salt Lake disrupted host Seattle Sounders in the first round of the Major League Soccer final in the Western Conference after a pointless draw.

The seventh-seeded RSL, which was surpassed 21-0 through regulation and 30 minutes of overtime, will play in Sporting Kansas City in the conference semifinals on Sunday.

Both teams made each of their first five attempts in the shootout, sending it to an extra round.

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RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa made a dive stop against Kelyn Rowe in the sixth Seattle attempt before Glad stepped up to the penalty spot. Glad’s shot, towards the bottom left corner of the net, went from Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s hands and then from the post before the ball rolled over the goal mouth and just inside the right post.

Frei made a save against Pablo Ruiz in the second round of the penalty shootout, but the goalkeeper was ruled out of his line before the kick was made. Ruiz got a takeover and put it in the bottom right corner of the net.

Ochoa made three saves at the end of overtime.

Seattle’s Raul Ruidiaz, who set a franchise record with 17 goals in the regular season, came off the bench at the break after being out since Nov. 1 with a sprain in his left hind thigh. Ruidiaz was closest to scoring in the regulation, putting a 25-yard volley from the crossbar in the 73rd minute.

RSL played without captain Albert Rusnak, who tested positive for COVID-19.

The first shot on goal was a 20-yard pass by Nicolas Benezet in the 47th minute, which was easily stopped by Ochoa.

Yeimar Gomez Andrade struck a 30 meter free kick home 78 minutes into the match. 4 – 0 for the home team.

Cristian Roldan’s 12-yard header from a free kick by Nicolas Lodeiro in the 113th minute went straight to Ochoa.

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